IEEE SWISS SSC Distinguished Lecture (WEBINAR) / System and Circuit Challenges of Highly-Integrated Multi-Channel mm-Wave Transceivers for 3D MIMO Radar Sensing


Dear Members,

We hope all of you are doing well and healthy,

Your Swiss Solid State Circuit Society chapter is please to host Prof. Vadim Issakov.

The video conferencing link will be provided on the day to registred attendees.

The topic of the lecture is : " System and Circuit Challenges of Highly-Integrated Multi-Channel mm-Wave Transceivers for 3D MIMO Radar Sensing"

Please Join at 16:00 PM [CET] mute your headset or microphone.

We make a group picture in the begining for society report.

For the Q&A make sure to have your headset or a proper microphone.

The Agenda is as follow:

16:00 - 16:05 Welcome participants Teleconference set-up

16:05 - 17:00 Lecture

17:00 - 17:30 Questions / Discussion

We look forward meeting you and having fruitful discussion.

Kind regards,

Taekwang Jang

For your IEEE Switzerland Solid State Circuit Society committee.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 21 Oct 2021
  • Time: 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC+01:00) Bern
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  • Starts 15 October 2021 05:20 PM
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System and Circuit Challenges of Highly-Integrated Multi-Channel mm-Wave Transceivers for 3D MIMO Radar Sensing

There is a growing interest in realization of highly-integrated radar transceivers operating at millimeter-wave (mm-wave) frequencies. The need for high-level integration is driven by the motivation for the products to be competitive on the market, this means implementing more features, offer high digital reconfigurability and enhanced RF functionality, consume a minimal chip area, dissipate less power and achieve a lower price. The trend in integrated mm-wave radar systems goes towards using increasingly higher operating frequencies. Frequencies above 100 GHz are very attractive for realizing multi-channel radar systems, due to possibility of module size reduction thanks to scaling of the antennas.


This talk focusses on highly-integrated multi-channel V-band and D-band transceiver chipsets developed in advanced CMOS and SiGe HBT technologies. The speaker will first provide motivation for realization of radar sensors at V-band and D-band frequencies by showing the possible applications. Then, frequency band allocations and future opportunities are discussed. Next, the speaker will discuss technology-dependent circuit design considerations and challenges related to critical building blocks. Furthermore, the speaker will present system level considerations with a particular focus on the LO distribution.

First, several chips demonstrate an FMCW radar system in the ISM-band. Second, 140 GHz PMCW PN-coded radar transceiver in 45RFSOI is briefly discusses. The talk is rounded out by a vision on novel modulation techniques and trends in MIMO radar array realizations.


Vadim Issakov received the M.Sc. degree from the TU Munich in 2006 and the Ph.D. degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Paderborn, Germany, in 2010. He started his career at Infineon Technologies. Then he was with IMEC, Belgium and Intel Corporation, before he came back to Infineon in August 2015 as Lead Principal Engineer working on mm-wave radar and communication products. From September 2019 to March 2021 he was heading the Chair for Electronics at the University of Magdeburg, Germany. Since April 2021 he is a Full Professor and Head of the Institute for CMOS Design at the Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany.